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Horse sense   /hɔrs sɛns/   Listen
Horse sense

Sound practical judgment.  Synonyms: common sense, good sense, gumption, mother wit, sense.  "He hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples" , "Fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

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"Horse sense" Quotes from Famous Books

... world's warm smile. I don't mean by that that he isn't a tophole man, or a thorough-going friend with guts and gumption, who would chance his neck for anyone he likes without a second's hesitation, for he's every bit of that. He has horse sense, too, and isn't fooled by the sort of flattery that women lavish on men who have laughing eyes and a little ...
— Affair in Araby • Talbot Mundy

... the horses that's homesick," John Mac answered. "They've got horse sense and that's what some of us ain't got. They know they'll never get across the Arkansas ...
— The Price of the Prairie - A Story of Kansas • Margaret Hill McCarter

... I thought you had more horse sense," responded Maguire. "That's a dangerous thing to do with married folks, or them as ought to be married. They'll fight like Kilkenny cats until the good Samaritan comes along and then they form a trust and beat ...
— Traffic in Souls - A Novel of Crime and Its Cure • Eustace Hale Ball

... lot of horse sense, Roger, after all, hasn't he?" said Ernest one day after the Indian had laughed at them for their mad driving ...
— The Forbidden Trail • Honore Willsie

Words linked to "Horse sense" :   judgment, mother wit, good sense, common sense, nous, logic, sagaciousness, gumption, judgement, road sense, sense, discernment, sagacity

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